If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of March Buggybuddys has you covered with a list of events that is bound to have something to interest everyone.

Forbidden Fruit Apple Fest 

Every weekend from 1st March to 18th March, 10am to 4pm.
CORE Cider House, 35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook.

Pick-your-own-apples from 10am to 2pm.
– $8 adults (including 1kg fruit)
– $5 kids 3-12 years (including 1kg fruit)
– Kids under 3 year free (no fruit included)
Additional fruit available to purchase $3 per bag.

Enjoy pork & cider hot dogs, toffee apples, freshly pressed apple juice, and apple slushies.

Live music available on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm.


Thriving Minds Education Open Day

Saturday, 10 March, 2pm – 4pm
29 Canning Highway, East Fremantle.

Free open day at Thriving Minds Education, on Saturday, 10th March. Enjoy a chance to win $600 worth of prizes, giveaways, activities, toys and free parenting information. Come along and find out more about the classes and programs available at Thriving Minds Education and register your interest. Children of all ages welcome.


Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe

From Friday, 2nd March, until Monday, 19th March
Marine Parade, Cottesloe Beach, Cottesloe

Sculpture By The Sea is an open air art exhibition set against the backdrop of beautiful Cottesloe Beach. The exhibition ranges from the sea wall all the way along the sand to North Cottesloe and on the surrounding grassed areas, creating a sculpture park for you to explore. Access to Cottesloe Beach is available via stairs and ramps at different locations along Marine Parade.


Scarborough Sunset Markets

Nightly from 8th to 15th March, 5pm to 9.30pm.
Scarborough Beach Foreshore, The Esplanade, Scarborough.

Taking over the Scarborough Beach Foreshore, the beachfront will ignite into a celebration of all that makes this location truly special – mesmerising sunsets, crystal blue ocean, crisp white sands, a foodies oasis, thirst quenching bevies, live music, creative artists and curated pop-up stores – while encouraging Scarborough locals, families and visitors to begin rediscovering Scarborough.

Suburban markets are hot at the moment, but nothing with beat spending your summer nights on Scarborough Beach with your toes in the sand as you wander through a global market of culinary delights.


Food Truck In The Valley 

Friday, 9th March, 5pm to 20pm
Maison St Honore, 100 Benara Road, Caversham

Enjoy the sunset with international food and macarons. Bring your picnic blanket to his family-friendly event. Enjoy live music and games for the kids.


Free Skate Clinic

Saturday, 10th March, 3pm to 5pm.
Hawaiian’s Forrestfield, 20 Stelitzia Avenue, Forrestfield.

Come down to Hawaiian’s Forrestfield for hourly skate lessons in the carpark next to Big T’s Diner. Learn the basics or how to land your next trick. Skateboards, helmets and wrist guards are provided if needed.

For those who don’t need lessons, free skate, practice tricks and enter a jam session! Register online to participate.


The China Pop Up

Saturday, 10th March, 10am to 12pm.
Bibra Lake Reserve, Progress Drive, Bibra Lake.

Immerse yourself and celebrate Chinese culture at this unique pop up event. Activities will include Chinese Lion Dance by the Chung Wah Association, Kung Fu performances by the Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy, face painting, inflatable fun and Chinese-themed art and craft stalls.


Corymbia Multicultural Festival 

Saturday, 10th March, 2pm to 8pm.
Hartfield Park, Morrison Road, Forrestfield.

Come along on Sunday, March 10th, for a day of free family fun and excitement.

This is your chance to explore the world in a day with multicultural food, live music and cultural dances. There will be amusement rides and special activities for the kids.


Glow Wheels Parade

Saturday, 10th March, 7pm to 22pm.
Mills Park, Brixton Road, Beckenham.

Grab your bike and join in the Glow Wheels Parade in celebration of Bike Week.

Light up your bike and dress in your best glow in the dark accessories, before heading out for a leisurely parade around Mills Park. There are prizes for the best bike decorations and outfit, giveaways and illuminious fun.

Free activities for the whole family include outdoor glow disco with live DJ, glow in the dark face painting and body art, glow in the dark kids craft zone, free bike engraving by Neighbourhood Watch, bouncy castle and more.


Cambridge Street Festival 

Saturday, 10th March, 3pm to 8pm.
Cambridge Street, Wembley.

Cambridge Street is set to be transformed into a dynamic community space, with live entertainment, pop-up market stalls, amusement rides, children’s entertainment, circus performers and loads of community group participation. Entry is free.


Retro Rewind 2018, ft The Vintage Collective Markets

Saturday, 10th March, 1pm to 5pm.
Yanchep National Park, Yanchep

Retro Rewind 2018, ft The Vintage Collective Markets is a live music and market event for all ages. This year’s line up includes three brilliant bands, Proof, Amada Dee & Soothe, and Bang Bang Betty & The H Bombs. Browse more than 60 market stalls, see a vintage hot rod display, as well as Miss Lady Lace’s Pin-Up Parade, a fabulous celebration of the beauty and individuality of women embracing their inner pin-up. Keep the kids entertained for hours with free activities including face painting, flower crown making and a bouncy castle.


Catalina Beach Park Opening 

Saturday, 10th March, 3pm to 7pm.
Aviator Boulevard, Mindarie.

Gather your family and friends and check out Perth’s newest green space as well as the new $2M park and playground at Catalina Beach, Mindarie.

The 8 metre tall play tower is just the tip of the free fun lined up for the day! Entertainment also includes live DJ sets, playground pirate treasure hunt, bouncy castles, lawn games and beach sports.

Saturday dinner is sorted too with a range of food trucks available with a range of delicious food and refreshments options to purchase. Why not bring a picnic blanket and enjoy dinner while the sun sets?


SplashFest 2018

Sunday, 11th March, 2pm to 5pm.
Swanbourne Reserve, Swanbourne.

SplashFest is a free day of family fun with slides, rides, games, stalls, music and entertainment. Live music will include musical trio The 3G’s.


Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Perth Zoo

Sunday, 11th March, 9am to 3pm.
Perth Zoo, 20 Labouchere Road, South Perth.

Come down to the zoo for this annual event which helps raise awareness for threatened species such as Sun Bears. At this family-friendly event entertainment will include a giant maze, silent disco, fairies, storytelling, face and body art, roving entertain and more. Little ones can also enjoy live performances from Ricky Possum, Kindy Dance and Rock N Toddle.

Just by attending you are making a difference. So come along, bring your teddy and support the sun bears.


World’s Biggest Playgroup Day

Wednesday, 14th March, 10am to 1pm.
Whiteman Park, Entry off Lord Street, Whiteman.

Once again, Playgroup WA are proud to announce they will be holding the Worlds Biggest Playgroup Day!

As always, this is set to be a massive event with a whole lot of free fun and activities for you and your little ones. Enjoy stage performance, animal farm, face painting and much more!


Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest, Presented by LiveLighter

From 17th to 18th March, 10am to 5pm.
Eastern Foreshore Reserve, Mandurah.

The largest community event in Western Australia, attracting over 100,000 locals and visitors to the City of Mandurah in 2017.

The event showcases the lifestyle, location, culture and talent that makes Mandurah so unique and, of course, Crab Fest would not be Crab Fest without a celebration of the native Blue Manna Crab!

Enjoy fresh food, live music, performances, children’s entertainment, competitions, cooking demonstrations, celebrities, aquatic entertainment and more.



Alcoa Children’s Festival 

Saturday, 17th March, 11am to 3pm.
Calista Oval, Walgreen Crescent, Kwinana.

Kwinana’s big day out for children aged 0 to 12! Calista Oval will transform into a vibrant children’s paradise filled with interactive science, art, music, and environment activities.

Free and low cost activities include Supersonic Science Workshops, Old McDonalds Farmyard, African Drumming workshops, OzKidz Karts, an under 5’s zone, Constable Care, Parent massage station, as well as food trucks, coffee and more.


Neon Picnic, Hyde Park

Saturday, 17th March, 11am to 7pm.
Hyde Park Amphitheater, corner of Vincent & William Street, North Perth.

RTRFM’s Neon Picnic returns for a day long, family friendly event. Entry is free. Come along and enjoy as RTRFM bring you radio live in the amazing surrounds of Hyde Park Amphitheater. Bring the kids for a play on a bouncy castle, keep them busy at the arts and crafts centre, and hula hooping workshops for adults and kids from hooping magician, Young Hoops.

Mums and Dads can relax in the licensed bar thanks to The Feral Brewing Company, The Hills Cider Company and Undertow Wines, or grab a bite or coffee from Meat Candy, Pockets Falafel, or Double Shotz.


Little Scribblers presented Belong-Act-Commit 

Saturday, 17th March, 10am to 2pm.
Langford Oval, Nightjar Lane, Langford.

Grab your lab coat and safety glasses as Little Scribblers takes you into the science lab! A great day of family fun and free hands-on activities for the young and young at heart.

Have fun while you learn about experiments, astronomy, forensics, and so much more. There will be experiments to try, art and crafts to take home, and you can even discover the science of mural paint-by-numbers as you add your colours to a collective art piece with artist Mel McVee.

Little Scribblers offers a great opportunity for children to explore their creative talent and experience the fun of play and art. The day includes a variety of dance and music workshops, prizes, stage entertainment, roving performers, food stalls and more. With something to offer for all ages, this event is a great opportunity to have fun through art without having to worry about the mess!


Cockburn Cares Harmony Event 

Saturday, 17th March, 11am to 2pm.
Legacy Park, Legacy Way, Cockburn Central.

Celebrate cultural and religious diversity with free entertainment and activities for the whole family. Activities include face painting and henna, arts and crafts, guided meditation, cultural performances and information stalls. Food and drinks will be available to purchase.


Harmonise Cultural Festival 

Sunday, 18th March, 3pm to 6pm.
Tomato Lake, Oats Street, Belmont.

Presented by City of Belmont, come and experience the City’s cultural and ethnic diversity at their free cultural festival.

Discover the world with music, activities and food celebrating the City’s unique heritage and multicultural character.

Performers representing nations across the world will entertain you with musical performances and diverse dances ranging from hip hop to samba.

Take part in free activities for all ages, be entertained by roving performers and enjoy free children’s rides, including ‘Tiki Island’ inflatables and the family-favourite teacup ride.

Recognise local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contribution to our community and support and commit to Closing the Gap.

Bring your appetites to try international delights at the food trucks in the Global Village (costs apply).


Ballajura Harmony Day 

Sunday, 18th March, 12pm to 4pm.
Karijini Oval, Snowdonia Court, Ballajura.

A fantastic free family-friendly event for with activities for all ages. Entertainment includes cultural performances and entertainment from local schools and clubs, carnival rides, animals, activities, plus food and drinks to purchase.

This smoke and alcohol-free event is presented by City of Swan.


Rotary Carine Community Fair

Sunday, 18th March, 10am to 4pm.
Carine Open Space, Beach Road, Carine.

The 30th Carine Community Fair will be held on Sunday, 18th March!

Entertainment will include community stalls, Old McDonalds Farm, free basketball clinic, sideshow alley, showbags, kids rides free live entertainment, food and drinks and more.

Entry is free, but a donation to Rotary is encouraged.


Wattle Grove Pop-Up Play Day

Monday, 19th March, 9.30am to 11.30am.
Wattle Grove Nature Playscape, Lenihan Corner, Wattle Grove.

Did you know that kids 0-5 learn best through play? Bring the kids along to the fun-packed, pop-up play day at Lenihan Nature Playscape in Wattle Grove. Exploring nature is the theme of this event.

Fun for the whole family will include a pop-up City of Kalamunda Library, nature scavenger hunt, bush walks, rock painting, leaves under magnifying glasses, big bug washing, nature obstacle course, and more.

All families, parents, grandparents, carers, and playgroups are welcome. Bring a picnic rug, morning tea, hat, bottled water and a smile!


Community Health and Harmony Fair 

Tuesday, 20th March, 10am to 1pm.
Cockburn Health and Community Facility, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success.

Celebrate Harmony Week 2018 with the City of Cockburn’s Community Health and Harmony Fair.

This is a free event for friends and families with a range of entertainment, prizes and giveaways. Enjoy international food tasting, henna hand painting, information stalls and more.


RAC Caravan and Camping Show 2018

From 21st to 25th March, 9am to 5pm.
Claremont Showground, 1 Greylands Road, Claremont.

Everything you need to explore WA!

From 21st to 25th March 2018 at the Claremont Showground, the Show will feature over 400 caravans and 130 camper trailers and more gadgets, gizmos and accessories than you could poke a tent pole at.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing set up or just starting out, WA’s biggest caravan and camping showcase has everything you could need for your next outdoor adventure, and all in the one place.

Not just for big kids, it’s guaranteed fun for the whole family with loads of entertainment and always something to see or do.


An Evening In The Park

Friday, 23rd March, 6pm to 9pm.
Bert Wright Park, King William Street, Bayswater.

Bert Wright Park is the heart of the local community, so make sure you are part of the celebrations on Friday, 23rd March, for ‘An Evening In The Park’. There’s lots of free entertainment on offer including live music, kids activities, and more happening inside the library. So get creative, learn a new skill, have a dance or just relax on the grass with a picnic. You can also purchase food from one of the quality food vendors at the event.


EnviroFEST 2018

Saturday, 24th March, 10am to 3pm.
Village West, Whiteman Park, off Lord Street, Whiteman.

Discover ways to be more ‘green’ at this fun, family-friendly environmental event.

Visitors to this family-friendly event will be able to browse through a range of displays, participate in workshops, listen in on short talks, pick-up an array of eco-friendly products and discover community engagement opportunities to help you embrace sustainable living.

The event features native fauna displays, renewable energy, native and organic seedlings for sale, workshops and a range of sustainable and healthy living products. The kids won’t miss out either with eco-craft activities, face painting, a children’s forest walk with the fairies and more!


Astrofest Perth 2018

Saturday, 24th March, 5.30pm to 9.30pm.
Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley.

Astrofest is back in 2018 with an astronomically awesome free event the whole family will enjoy!

Taking place at Curtin Stadium, this astronomy festival of epic proportions will be an engaging celebration of Australian science.

As well as optical and radio telescopes observing throughout the day and night, Astrofest will feature a myriad of interesting, engaging, and exciting indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family.

There will also be different telescopes to try out or you can bring your own for some expert advice in getting the most out of it. Bring an early supper and make yourself comfortable in the picnic area.


Rotary Mandurah Duck Race

Saturday, 31st March, 7am to 4pm.
Mandurah Foreshore, Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah.

The two Rotary Clubs of Mandurah, RC of Mandurah and RC of Mandurah Districts, join forces to present the Ninth Mandurah Rotary Duck Race on Easter Saturday, 31st March 2018, in conjunction with a Rotary Family Fun Day and Fair, including stalls, family entertainment and activities for young and old.

Enjoy kids rides, face painting, speciality food stalls, arts and craft works, as well as performances by local singers, bands and dancers on the main stage.

This event raises funds for Peel youth and Rotary projects and programs for the three clubs involved.


Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, 31st March, 10am to 4pm.
Dwellingup Primary School, Newton Street, Dwellingup.

Dwellingup’s annual Pumpkin Festival is proving to be bigger and better than ever! Always a great day out for the whole family: come and see the Great Weigh Off Competition involving giant pumpkins and other home grown, large, weird and wonderful produce.

This years Pumpkin Jam busking Event is for under 18s only, focused on showcasing amazing young talent. Wander around and enjoy the sights and sounds of some truly talented youngsters performing all day and then culminating in a Showdown Performance where there will be a prize pool of $300 up for grabs.

There will be more than 80 market stalls, good old country baking, food options for the whole family, a circus show and workshops, laser tag, bouncy castle, face painting, mini golf, live music, giant chess, a reptile display, and a silent auction.


Baldivis Parks Lantern Markets
Friday, 30th March, 5pm to 8pm.
Daintree Street, Baldivis.

Don’t be late for this important date!

Kick off Easter with the last Baldivis Parks Lantern Market for the season with a fun-filled ‘Mad Hatter Theme’! Easter Bunny, Alice and The Mad Hatter will join us for a fun-filled evening with our neighbours and friends. Feel free to dress up too!

Enjoy free face painting, live music, and a visit from the Easter Bunny, Alice and The Mad Hatter. Explore the artisan market stalls and gourmet food vans.

Some seating will be available, however feel free to pack a blanket to enjoy a twilight picnic.



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